Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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Maximilian A. Wächter

PHD Student


Room  VR Lab (50/119)

Institute of Cognitive Science,
Wachsbleiche 27,
49090 Osnabrück, Germany

Research Interests

My research interests is XR (Cross-Reality) as well as the human-machine-interactions. How do we as humans feel and behave around social robots. For me, this is one of the key questions of our future.

Current Project

Project Westdrive
(a joint PHD project supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter König and Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa).
Would you trust a robot to drive your car? This is a large scaled, highly realistic VR simulation with AI controlled cars as an eye-tracking experiment. Our goal is to gain insights in human trust building behavior and ultimately lower reservations regarding this technology. 




Human decisions in moral dilemmas are largely described by utilitarianism: Virtual car driving study provides guidelines for autonomous driving vehicles
Anja K Faulhaber, Anke Dittmer, Felix Blind, Maximilian A Wächter, Silja Timm, Leon R Sütfeld, Achim Stephan, Gordon Pipa, Peter König
Science and engineering ethics